Planning for End of Life of API-based Blackboard Building Block

Blackboard recently announced end of life for API-based Building Blocks, scheduled for 2023. Kaltura is planning ahead and working with Blackboard to support LTI-only integration to enable our customers to continue working as smoothly as possible, and without interruption. Kaltura is an early adopter of the LTI standards, and is already certified for LTI Advantage and Caliper 1.2. We continue to take an active role in supporting openness and collaboration in education, and serve as a long-term partner to our Education customers.

Does Kaltura offer an LTI-based integration with Blackboard?  Will the Blackboard original experience be supported after December 2023?

Kaltura is committed to supporting all Blackboard experiences: BB learn original, BB Ultra Learn Experience, and BB Learn with Ultra navigation and Original courses. We are working with Blackboard to add support for an LTI-only Kaltura integration for Blackboard Original Experience and align with Blackboard’s most up-to-date requirements. We are committed to our customers in making this experience as seamless as we can. Our existing Kaltura LTI-based integration for Blackboard Learn Ultra will enable us to provide our customers an LTI-based solution ahead of Blackboard’s published schedule.

When would you be able to share a timeline for LTI-only support for Blackboard?

We are working with Blackboard to add support for an LTI-only Kaltura integration and will provide continuous updates on this page. Our existing Kaltura LTI-based integration for Blackboard Learn Ultra will enable us to provide our customers an LTI-only solution to Blackboard Original Experience ahead of Blackboard’s published schedule. We are committed to supporting all Blackboard experiences: BB learn original, BB Ultra Learn Experience, and BB Learn with Ultra navigation and Original courses.

What implications on the product and features are there for LTI only?

At the moment we don’t foresee any changes to the planned capabilities and features of the Blackboard video integrations. We will share updates as they become available with more information.  

What kind of implementation support would this change require from us?

Our top priority is to make this experience as seamless as possible for our customers. We will share updates as they become available with more information.  

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